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Baruch Obama

Baruch Obama

Can Barack Obama win the Jewish vote?

by The Daily Show

Published: August 2, 2008


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Visitor Comments: 35

(35) millie albert, September 23, 2008 4:52 AM

offensive

As an elderly white Jewish woman, I am a strong supporter of Obama as are most of my friends. I resent singling out only one ethnic group to discuss rascism. Especially when they have historically been at the forefront of the civil rights movement. Even with the provocation, none of the people interviewed displayed any sort of racism, sexism yes but not racism. Now I'd like to have you interview some people in states like West Virginia, Kentucky, etc and see if you can find humor in their responses. However, it succeeded in what it set out to do, which was be funny..

(34) Anonymous, August 18, 2008 10:23 PM

Not expirienced

i dont think it matters how the president looks and if some peaple are racist it shouldnt matter in this situation!!! i mean come on!

(33) alan j. nydick, August 13, 2008 12:06 AM

THERE IS LAUGHTER IN TEARS AND I HAVE EXPERIENCED BOTH WITH THIS VIDEO.

ANYONE WHO CANNOT SEE THE HUMOR AND GOOD ENERGY IN THIS VIDEO NEEDS TO GET A LIFE......IT WAS MORE FUNNY BECAUSE IT DROVE HOME BOTH VIEWPOINTS AND THE DUDE SITTING AT THE MAH JONG TABLE WAS ONE OF THE CUTEST THINGS I HAVE EVER SEEN. AND HAVING WORKED IN THE BROWARD JEWISH COMMUNITY IT WAS A PICTURE PERFECT TAKE ON GOD'S WAITING ROOM.....LONG LIVE THE EARLY BIRD SPECIAL AND THE CONDO COMMANDOS....QUICKLY BECOMING AS EXTINCT AS THE NOW DEPARTED RASCAL HOUSE....THE BEST RESTAURANT THAT EVER GRACED COLLINS AVENUE.....AND I AGREE WITH THE LADY WHO SAID SHE WOULD VOTE FOR AL SHARPTON BEFORE BARUCH OBAMA...REALLY. AT LEAST SHARPTON LETS YOU KNOW HOW HE STANDS ON AN ISSUE. AND IT DID GIVE ME THE IDEA TO VOTE FOR HILLARY AS A WRITE IN....I LONG AGO FORGAVE HER FOR KISSING SUKRA ARAFAT.

(32) Yisroel, August 11, 2008 3:09 PM

Race a non-Issue

While some may try to embarrass people to vote for Obama to show they're not racist, Obama's race should be a non-issue. Hillary is not the white Obama or the female Obama. Obama was the #1 most liberal voter in the Senate, Hillary #16. Being #16 means you're not unreasonable or a reflexive liberal, but #1 ?! Can someone truly unite a country from the far left? or after having gotten big bucks from the far left in the primaries? It's equally sad to me to have people vote for someone because they're young. King Solomon said, "The building of the youth is destruction, the demolition of the old is constuctive." If his policies are wise, and he has youthful energy too, vote for him. If you believe his transformation into pro-Israel, vote for him. But please don't make history on the backs of Americans or Israelis.

(31) Sha'ul, August 11, 2008 8:47 AM

Truth is not driven by fear of racism...

It is of vital importance to bear in mind the racism card is often played like a spoiled child using whatever is at hand to get their way. The color of a man's skin doesn't make him a criminal... but neither does it make him a saint. It is clear that a large sector of the media... and a tremendous number of racists... will try to make this issue about race. IF Colin Powell were in the ring he would probably get my vote, but Barach Obama... NO WAY!!! As far as making comedy from the issue... I like comedy... comedy makes me laugh. I laughed a lot while viewing this video. I was not laughing at the people in the video. In the initial viewing I thought they were either actors or were teasing with each other. I was laughing at the CONTENT. To me that means I thought it was good comedy. But then again, now thinking about it, maybe I really should have been crying... shalom p.s.-this is not intended to be a subliminal endorsement for McCain either.

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